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World Famous Street Artist in the D

If you’ve been downtown recently you may have seen the giant mural going up on the side of One Campus Martius. The former Compuware Building has become a canvas for world-renowned street artist Shepard Fairey. Most well known for his 2008 Barack Obama “Hope” poster, he’s currently on a 9-day residency in Detroit and is working away at one of the largest projects of his career.

If you have any plans to be downtown this upcoming holiday weekend I highly suggest you check it out! While working on One Campus Martius, he’s also been leaving his mark in the alley near the Z garage known as the “Belt” with another equally impressive, smaller sized mural.

Tonight you can check out the work at Library Street Collective, where they will be opening their doors to feature Fairey as the second artist in their Public Matters exhibition. An outdoor exhibition downtown, the gallery recently kicked off a rotation that will bring some of the biggest names in contemporary art to Detroit.

For more information on the exhibition and Shepard Fairey’s residency in Detroit contact

Derrick Bollin
Derrick Bollin is a creative business consultant and City Manager of the Detroit Creative Circle office, a specialized staffing agency that represents advertising, marketing, and creative professionals for both freelance and full time opportunities. Prior to joining and getting Creative Circle up and running in Detroit, Derrick worked as a Brand Planner and Strategist at Team Detroit, a full-service advertising agency and AOR for Ford Motor Company. Derrick was born and raised in metro Detroit and currently resides in Pleasant Ridge. Follow him @derrickbollin.